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First Aid Kits?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by Nick Savage, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. How many people carry a first aid kit on a ride? (or in ya cage for that matter!)

  2. Oh I don't know, I'd say... mmmm... possibly... maybe... :-k... about 23,435 in the greater melbourne area on any given day??

    But I do carry one on any decent ride... and there's one in the car always.

    Actually, I've also got a car emergency "first aid" ->kit <- . Useful thing actually.
  3. Havent taken one on a bike yet, but always took one on long trips in the car. St Jphns training kinda drills it into ya :D
  4. My service manual under my seat was replaced with my 1st Aid Kit as soon as I got the bike.

    I carry a 1st Response Kit in the car all the time.

  5. one in each vehicle, and the bike has a scaled down version
  6. Yep there one tucked nicely away under my seat.
  7. Car yes, bike no - and I should.
  8. I carry a first aid kit of sorts everywhere i go. I got a "sea to summit" water proof bag from Anaconda and filled it with the things that i thought i would need (eg saline, bandaids, pocket mask etc)
    The smallest bag they have would easily be small enough to hold an emergency blanket, pocket mask, saline and a few other things and could be placed under the seat of most bikes.
    For our 4WD we have a much larger kit and are considering getting an oxygen cylinder as well.

  9. I carry a kit in the car, and I used to carry a kit on the bike... but I'm waiting for the rack to be fitted to the new Bandit 1200 as at the moment I have nowhere to carry my bike kit.
  10. Yes in both. St John's make a small kit, to which I add some panadol and sunscreen to complete.
  11. I am seriously considering getting a first aid kit which can fit under the bike seat. Any recommendation?
  12. Yeah i've been meaning to just get a small one to take everywhere, but I always end up thinking that if I ever have a stack i'll be needing more than a first aid kit... I'll be needing something with flashing lights.
  13. I dont carry a first aid kit even though its a good thing...
  14. Is it every three years you have to renew the first aid cert.?
  15. I've got a big one in the boot of my car... never know when you'll come across an accident.

    Been trying to work out how to attach one to a bike... I know it's easy to stick one in a backpack but it's hard to think of sometimes.

    Is there a little pouch that could be clipped to the sissy bars or something like that?
  16. With the luck I've had riding with people this year, I decided a few months ago to grab a kit and take it on all group rides.

    I went to the post office and got the zip-lock bag one for $50 and have stuck a few extra bits and pieces in it, useful stuff like panadol etc.

    Well, people have continued crashing but there hasn't really been a situation in which the kit has been necessary yet... When Lenna dropped on the Spur, the car driver she ran into was a very capable first aider and had all the gear at the ready.

    I do recommend people pick up a kit and learn how to use it. Speak to Kerry at the MRA about when their next Motorcycle-focused first aid course is going to be run, I found it very enlightening as well as a good opportunity to perform intimate acts on Matt232 and Robsalvv.
  17. IMO your money would be better spent on a first aid course rather than a kit.
    First aid kits are overrated, what is a band-aid going to do for a shotgun wound?
    Most people need pain relief after an accident, first aid kits don’t have anything for pain.
  18. Whilst I agree that a first aid course is more important a basic first aid kit (and it can be something you put together yourself) is a help.

    Gloves to protect from body fluids, a face mask to protect yourself from infection when performing EAR and a trianglular bandage (which doubles as a pad to slow serious bleeding can make a big difference and will fit into almost zero space.

    Pain relief my be what people want, but it isn't really what they need... what they need is to survive.
  19. :WStupid:

    Most of the stuff in a first aid kit is either for the protection of the first aider, or else it could be improvised from torn clothing etc. Still, better to have a good clean bandage available to try to stem serious bleeding or dress a puncture wound than to be tearing up your undies at a crash scene.